There's a new article on consumerreports.org entitled, "CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat," with the subtitle, "After a fatal crash in Texas, we demonstrated how easy it is to defeat Autopilot’s driver monitoring." At first glance, you are supposed to jump to the conclusion that anyone driving a Tesla can easily defeat the driver monitoring system, thereby putting themselves and others at risk. After reading the article, I have reached a different conclusion: Consumer Reports has "jumped the shark." Continue Reading →
Behold the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a bespoke automobile that lives up to its brand name. The base price (before options) is $460,350, which is roughly $120,000 more than the median price of a home in the United States ($340,000) and roughly $120,000 less than the cost of the Nyan Cat NFT ($580,000). Continue Reading →

Alexa Custom Assistant

Alexa Custom Assistant
Amazon just launched Alexa Custom Assistant: a service that lets automakers and device manufacturers build their own digital assistants using Amazon’s Alexa technology. Continue Reading →
Uber is selling off its self-driving car group
  Uber is selling its self-driving car division to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora. People familiar with the deal say Uber will invest $400 million in Aurora and end up with a 26% stake in the company. Like every transportation company, Uber has been struggling during the pandemic (it cut 25% of its staff). Uber says Continue Reading →

Subscribe to Your Next Car

Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer talks with Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters about how the automotive industry is transforming into the mobility industry. Will you buy or lease your next car or, will you subscribe to it? Recorded on February 25, 2020 on Fox 5's Good Day New York. Continue Reading →
Self-Driving Car
Analysts estimate that by 2030, self-driving cars and trucks (autonomous vehicles) could account for as much as 60 percent of US auto sales. That’s great! But autonomous vehicles are basically computers on wheels, and computers crash all the time. Besides that, computers get hacked every day. So you gotta ask, “Can self-driving cars ever really be safe?” Continue Reading →
by Digital Dan Dubno The North Hall of CES 2016 is filled with half-cars. They’re about three dozen demo “cars”  from companies like Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and more. Each of these chunks of gleaming car-parts and heads-up-display dashboards of the future promise to one day be integrated into autonomous vehicles.  Usually, the North Continue Reading →
The pace of technological change is exponential and accelerating, and the results are hiding in plain sight. I call it “inconspicuous innovation” and it’s the top trend of 2016.  Let’s have a look at some other macro trends that will be on display at CES. Continue Reading →